San Francisco Forty Niners Super Bowl defensive star Dwight Hicks began his stellar Career at the University of Michigan in 1974, where he received All-Big Ten Conference Honors in 1976, 1977 and All American honors, in 1977. He gained national recognition for outstanding personal performances in the 1976 Orange Bowl and during back-to-back Rose Bowl appearances in 1977-78.
Dwight signed with the San Francisco Forty Niners in 1979, as a free safety. And was voted by his peers as the team’s defensive captain from 1983-85. Dwight’s outstanding play led him to four consecutive Pro Bowl appearances. He also led his team in interceptions in 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1983. In 1981 Dwight played a pivotal role in the 49ers first Super Bowl victory. In 1984, the unstoppable “Dwight Hicks and the Hot Licks” (the entire secondary) made the Pro Bowl and won Super Bowl XIX (the second of two Super Bowl rings for Dwight). He was selected by the San Francisco Chronicle as a member of the 49ers “All Time Team”.
After a phenomenal career on the field, Dwight is now creating a successful career in the entertainment industry. He co-anchored and added his football expertise to the Bay Area’s highly rated KTVU-FOX 49er’s post game show The Point After. Now residing in Southern California Dwight devotes most of his time to acting. His talent has won him roles in several feature films, including Armageddon with Bruce Willis; The Rock with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage; Jack starring Robin Williams and Bill Cosby and now he is proud to add Cartel War, Sunny and Ray Ray and Virginia to his film credits. Some of his television credits include How I Met Your Mother, Castle, Body of Proof, Cold Case and The Practice.
Dwight often appears at fund raising events for charitable organizations and participates in celebrity golf tournaments. Dwight is also sought after as a motivational speaker with positive results for corporations utilizing his talent.